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Juvenile crime rate surges (Jackson County, KS): Serious crimes committed by Jackson County children trended downward for a decade — until last year. In 2004, the trend reversed abruptly, leaving court officials wondering what went wrong.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: March 19, 2005
Raids mark a gain in war on gangs (Los Angeles, CA): It is a "story at 11" scene likely to repeat itself more and more in coming years - the videotaped "perp walk" of gang members seized, not by local police, but by the recently formed US Department of Homeland Security.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: March 18, 2005
Conway police look at gang activity (Conway, SC): Police in this riverfront city hope a state grant will help them deter crimes similar to those they think have been committed by a group of juveniles since January.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News Date: March 18, 2005
Shooting at LA school hits, hospitalizes 15-year-old girl (Los Angeles, CA): A 15-year-old girl remained hospitalized in extremely critical condition early Friday after she was shot while leaving school, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 18, 2005
Six suspected gang members arrested (Fontana, CA): Federal and local authorities arrested six suspected gang members Thursday in the Fontana area as part of an ongoing crackdown on street gangs stockpiling weapons and selling methamphetamine.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 18, 2005
Gang task force aims to lessen gang problems in county (Humboldt County, CA): Last month’s sweep conducted by the Humboldt County Gang Task Force led to the arrest of five gang members. Was it effective in preventing future problems? Time will tell, said Eureka police Capt. Murl Harpham.
Source: The Eureka Reporter Date: March 18, 2005
Investigators say gang members from Chico are possible suspects in Hamilton shooting (Hamilton City, CA): Glenn County sheriff's investigators believe two of the suspects involved in the shooting of a Hamilton City man Tuesday night might be gang members from Chico.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: March 18, 2005
Man jailed in drive-by that killed 13-year-old (San Antonio, TX): One of two men wanted in the drive-by killing of 13-year-old Beatrice Diaz was in Bexar County Jail on Thursday night.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: March 18, 2005
Harwood firebombing may relate to gang problem (Baltimore, MD): The man who may have sparked the firebombing of a North Baltimore community activist's home is the reputed leader of a local Bloods gang, according to court papers filed this week.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: March 18, 2005
Hmong community pleads for help on Asian gang problem (Sacramento, CA): A spike of Asian gang violence has hundreds of Hmong parents - some of whom can't speak English - preparing to speak out at a public forum Friday night.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: March 18, 2005
Three members of Dorchester gang convicted of federal racketeering and firearm violations, reports U.S. Attorney (Dorchester, MA): Three members of a violent street gang, the Stonehurst Crew, were convicted Tuesday, March 15, 2005 by a trial jury after four days of deliberations on federal charges of racketeering, murder conspiracy, assault, and firearm violations.
Source: Yahoo! News Date: March 17, 2005
Alton van theft suspect linked to international gang (Ossipee, NH): A 24-year-old Brazilian immigrant with alleged connections to a notorious gang is charged with stealing an oil company van.
Source: Foster's Daily Democrat Date: March 17, 2005
Forbes proposes anti-gang funds (Washington, DC): Virginia lawmakers vowed to take on violent gangs Wednesday by offering federal legislation that would pump new money into prosecuting gang activity.
Source: The Daily Press Date: March 17, 2005
Shooting victim recovering (Hamilton City, CA): While a man wounded by gunfire Tuesday night recovered at Enloe Medical Center, Glenn County sheriff's investigators said evidence had grown that the shooting was possibly gang-related.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: March 17, 2005
Honduran gang leader indicted (Houston, TX): A Honduran gang leader arrested in South Texas last month has been indicted and charged with entering this country illegally after he'd been deported.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: March 17, 2005
Cops make second arrest in drive-by tied to gang war (San Antonio, TX): A man suspected of being the triggerman in an East Side drive-by shooting was arrested Tuesday night and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: March 17, 2005
Special patrols set to target gangs (Kane County, IL): Law enforcement officials in Kane County this week launched a new initiative to address the recent increase in gang activity around Aurora.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 17, 2005
Officials seek solutions for youth violence (Hartford, CT): In the aftermath of the recent shootings and stabbings of Hartford teenagers, federal, state and local authorities say they are discussing ways to curb the violence in the city and elsewhere in the state.
Source: The Hartford Courant Date: March 17, 2005
Youth brawls vex neighborhood (Albany, NY): Melba Tolbert sat in her idling SUV, waiting for her 14-year-old daughter as children began to flood out of the Philip Livingston Magnet Academy on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Times Union Date: March 17, 2005
S.D. police chief requests 100 new officers (San Diego, CA): San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne wants to get his department back to full strength by hiring 100 officers and 100 civilian personnel.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: March 17, 2005
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